September 20 in San Antonio history…

1904
A city ordinance prohibiting “scalping” tickets to entertainment and sporting events was passed by the San Antonio City Council.

1918 – World War I
In order to conserve material badly needed in connection with the manufacture of carbon for gas masks, the people of San Antonio are asked to save their fruit seeds and turn them over to the Reclamation Office, Quartermaster’s Corps, 703 East Commerce Street. Col. Daniel McCarthy asks that people of San Antonio assist in this patriotic work by saving peach stones, prune pits, cherry pits, apricot pits, plum pits, olive pits and date seeds.

1968
“Hawaii Five-0” premieres on KENS Channel 5 as a two-hour movie.  The pilot episode is entitled “Cocoon.”  The police drama starring Jack Lord will run for 12 seasons until April 5, 1980.

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